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Morocco Fabulous Fortnight - 15 Days

If you are planning to spend two weeks in Morocco and wanting to experience the best that this country has to offer. Then, do not hesitate to take this amazing 15 day Morocco tour package from Casablanca. It covers the best of Morocco from the "the Blue Pearl of the North" Chefchaouen and the historical cities of Rabat, Fes, Meknes and Marrakech to the wonderful views of the Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages, the Sahara desert and the ocean.


This two weeks in Morocco itinerary will also allow you to enjoy a camel ride through Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest dunes in Moroccan Sahara desert, along with an overnight in Berber tents. Take in views of magnificent valleys, gorges, ancient Kasbahs and the countryside. You will learn about Moroccan history, Berber culture and so much much more...


We run this 15 day Morocco tour package from Casablanca daily, you will be picked up from Casablanca airport when you arrive and start your Morocco adventure tour from there. You will be traveling in a modern private car, with air-conditioning 4x4 or mini van with your Morocco private tour guide for the entire two weeks in Morocco.

Please note that this 15 day Morocco tour package from Casablanca can be customized according to your schedule, budget, and interests.

Itinerary in Details:

Day 1: Arrival: Welcome to Morocco's Casablanca

The Iconic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Your two weeks in Morocco starts from Casablanca International Airport (Mohamed V). Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your Morocco private tour guide (driver) and drive you to your hotel.


Depending on your arrival time, you may enjoy a visit to the seaside Hassan II mosque; the world's third-largest mosque and has the tallest minaret in the world (210m high). It was designed by a French architect named Michel Pinseau. The mosque accommodates 25,000 worshipers inside and 80,000 in the courtyard and the squares around it. It is one of the fewest mosques that non-Muslims are allowed to enter.

Day 2: Traveling to Chefchaouen via the Political Capital of Morocco,Rabat, and the Riff Mountains

After breakfast in your hotel, we will leave Casablanca and travel to Rabat, the political capital of Morocco, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Here, you will visit the 12th century Kasbah of Oudaias which occupies the oldest part of the city. It provides wonderful views over the ocean from its cliff-top perch. You will wonder through its calm alleys and whitewashed houses built by refugees from Spain. The main door of the Kasbah is elaborately decorated with a series of carved arches. Inside the Kasbah, there is Mosque el-Atiqa, the oldest mosque in Rabat, built in the 12th century and was restored in the 18th century. You will also find a number of Art Galleries, Andalusian Gardens, and a national jewelry museum containing a beautiful collection of Roman and Islamic jewelry found in different regions of Morocco.


Next, you will explore the Hassan Tower, Rabat's most famous landmark. it was built by Sultan Yacoub El-Mansour who died before it was finished. He intended a 60m-tall minaret, but the tower was abandoned at 44 m. Otherwise, it would have been the second largest mosque of its time, after Samarra in Iraq. We will also visit the marble Mausoleum of Mohamed V; built in traditional Moroccan style. Its decoration gives off an air of tranquility.


After a break for lunch in a local restaurant, we will continue our journey crossing through the Riff mountains, enjoying its beautiful landscape and countryside until reaching Chefchaouen, the " Blue Pearl" of the North. Overnight in your riad includes bed and breakfast.

The 12th century Kabah of Oudaias in Rabat

Day 3: Explore Morocco's Blue City, Chafchaouen

A beautiful, hidden spot in Chefchaouen

If you are familiar with Instagram or Printest, then you have seen thousands of pictures of Morocco's famous blue city, Chefchaouen, called also "the Blue Pearl of Morocco"


This beautiful city is unique from other Moroccan cities. It is located in the heart of the Riff mountains - the surrounding landscape is amazing. The city was once occupied by the Spanish Jews and Moors in the 15th century which strongly influenced its architecture; its white washed walls, blue doors and windows are only part of its allure. Load up your cameras because this quiet, relaxed and so ridiculously pretty town creates a tranquil and photographic setting...Overnight in your riad includes bed and breakfast.

Day 4: Driving toward the Medieval city of Fes via the 2000 Years Old Volubilis and the Imperial City of Meknes

After breakfast, we will head towards the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins with its beautiful Mosaics dating back to 3rd century BC. Lunch will be taken in Meknes, one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. 


After lunch, your guide will take you on a tour around the highlights of Meknes including the magnificent Bab Mansour gate, the grandest of all Moroccan imperial getaways. The gate is well preserved with lavish Zellij and inscriptions across the top. It was completed by Sultan Moulay Ismail (the founder of Meknes) in 1732.


You will then have time to explore the heart of Meknes Medina; Pl el-Hedim, the large square facing Bab El-mansour; Originally used for royal announcements and public executions, it's a great place to set and watch the world go by - kids playing football, hawkers selling miracle cures, and promenading families... Later on, you will leave towards Fes. Overnight in your riad includes bed and breakfast.

Bab Mansour Gate 

Day 5: Fes Guided, Walking Tour with Local Guide

Fes Medina, one of the oldest and largest walled cities in the world

Today, we are going to explore Fes, the spiritual capital and the oldest city of Morocco. Our knowledgeable, local guide will show us the best that this medieval city has to offer. Most of our guided tour will be within the Medina with its narrow alleys and traditional markets (souks); our guide will ensure we discover sites with cultural and historical interest such as the famous Al Karaouine Mosque and University, one of Africa's largest mosques and possibly the oldest University in the world, this mosque is the spiritual heart of Fes and Morocco itself. It can take up to 20 000 people at prayer.


An other 14th century landmark of Fes is Medersa Bou Inania, the finest of Fes' theological colleges which was renovated few years ago, and the results are amazing: elaborate zellij and carvedplaster, beautiful lattice screens and massive brass doors.


After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit the Tanneries; one of the cities most iconic sights and where leather is produced. We then stop at the Royal Palace gate; a stunning example of modern restoration. You will walk through the Jewish quarter “the Mellah” and visit the pottery cooperative... In the afternoon, you will have free time to enjoy medieval Fes and take in its beautiful atmosphere while interacting with the locals. Overnight in your riad includes bed and breakfast.

Day 6: Driving to Merzouga Desert (Erg Chebbi Dunes) via Ifrane, Azrou and Ziz Valley

After breakfast, we will leave the spiritual capital of Morocco, Fes, and journey South of Morocco towards the majestic Sahara desert. Today, we will enjoy beautiful views of the middle Atlas mountains and its beautiful Berber villages. Our first stop will be at Ifrane town: built in the 1930s by French Colonization. It is tidy and modern, it feels more like Switzerland with its red-roofed houses, blooming flower beds and beautiful parks, all kept impeccably tidy.


Our journey continues deep through the middle Atlas mountains to Azrou; a Berber town with magnificent views of cedar and pine forests. Here, you will be able to see and hand-feed Barbary Macaque Monkeys living in Cedar Forest, the largest forest in Morocco. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant in Midelt (the Apple city).


We will then continue along the lush Ziz Valley, one of many oases that dot Morocco’s desert-like landscape, stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your riad. It is located on the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest dunes in Morocco where your camels and luxury desert camp await you. Dinner, bed and breakfast included.

Ziz Valley in southern Morocco.

Day 7: Merzouga Dunes Tour, Camel Trekking and Sahara Desert Camping.

Camel Trekking adventure in Erg Chebbi Dunes

Following to what our previous clients said, today will be the best day of your two weeks in Morocco. We will venture deep into the beauty of Moroccan Sahara desert with its golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi shape-shifting over 28km from North to South and reaching heights of 160m. passing by old, muddy Berber villages and stopping for panoramic views along the way. You will visit a nomad family living in a tent in the middle of the desert and enjoy a glass of mint tea with them as you listen to your guide talking about their nomadic lifestyle. After that, You will visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves, brought from Sudan and Mali, to experience their spiritual music and lifestyle. Not far away, there is the lake of Merzouga, one of the best areas in Morocco for spotting many desert birds, including Flamingos, Egyptian Nightjars and Desert Warblers.


After lunch in a Berber pizza restaurant, you will head back to your hotel to relax or enjoy a swim before you ride camels and venture into the beautiful Erg Chebbi, enjoying wonderful views of the sunset over the dunes. You will notice how the color of the dunes changes as the afternoon sun descends. Overnight in your Sahara desert camp includes dinner, Berber drums live show, bed and breakfast.

Day 8: Driving to Dades Valley via Rissani and Todra Gorge.

Today, your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. You can climb the dunes and find a great spot that will allow you to see wonderful views of the sun rising over the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast in the camp and the beautiful moments you had in the Sahara desert, we will say goodbye to the dunes and move on with our adventure.


Our today adventure will take us to the Dades Valley. On the way, we will visit the charming city of Rissani, where the Alaouite dynasty was founded - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. You will visit its traditional souk located in the city center that splits into several sectors: dates, vegetables, spices, animals, cloth and craft. Then, we will continue our journey passing by green palmeries and Berber villages to the 984 feet (300 m) deep Todra Gorge. We will have time to explore the gorge and relax in the cool water of the amazing Todra River.


After a break for lunch, we will head west towards the Dades Valley to see majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation will be in your hotel overlooking the green, lush Dades valley. Dinner, bed, and breakfast.

Dades Valley (Red Canyons)

Day 9: From Dades Valley to Ouarzazate via Rose Valley and Skoura Oasis 

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M'gouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, "the rose city", to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura and the dirds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After lunch, you will have some time for hiking within the valley and then continue to Ouarzazate - “the Hollywood of Africa”- whose geography and beautiful landscapes have attracted many world class movie producers. Overnight accommodation will be in your riad include dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 10: Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

The 18th century Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built during the beginning of the XXth Century by T-hami El Glaoui -one of the last Berber chieftains -Ben Haddou Kasbah used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.


On to Marrakech crossing the high Atlas mountains with its beautiful views and remote Berber villages. You will be stopping for panoramic views along the way till we reach the colorful Marrakech. 


Overnight in your riad includes bed and breakfast.

Day 11: Marrakech Guided Tour - Explore the best of Marrakech.

After breakfast, your local guide will meet you in your riad and take you on a private guided tour around the most interesting monuments in Marrakech including the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. Its 225ft masterpiece minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every corner of the city.


Marrakech is the home of beautiful palaces such as the 19th century palace of El Bahia with its Andalusian and Moorish architecture. It has a trapezoidal garden, a huge tiled courtyard, Andalusian and Moorish architecture and many hidden antique treasures.


You will also visit the historical Saadian Tombs; built by Saadian Sultan, Ahmed el Mansour in the 16th century. It has a beautiful design with soaring domed ceilings, intricate wood carvings, imported marble statuary and colorful tile mosaics.


Next, we will tour the Koranic School, Medersa Ben Youssef; the largest Medersa in North Africa. It is a theological college - once boarding approximately 900 students for religious study. It was built in the 16th century. Its Moroccan architecture, Moorish archways, rectangular courtyard and colorful mosaics make it one of Marrakech's most picturesque buildings.


After lunch, we will visit the Djemaa El-Fna, Marrakech's main square and open air theater...Snake charmers blast oboes to calm hissing cobras, henna tattoo artists beckon to passersby, musicians play, and so much activity....You are sure to be entertained!

Overnight in your riad includes bed and breakfast.

Lafna Square in Marrakech

Day 12: Free Day in Marrakech

Today will be free. You will be able to enjoy more of Marrakech by yourselves. You might want to enjoy a Hammam Spa & Massage or a cooking class with a Moroccan chef. Your driver guide will be there if you need him with anything. Overnight in your riad. Bed and breakfast included.

Day 13: Marrakech to Essaouira 

Goats climbing Argan Trees 

After breakfast in your riad, we will leave Marrakech and head towards the Atlantic coast and to the laid-back beach town of Essaouira (formally Mogador). Today, we are going to drive through the land of Argan trees. If you are lucky, you might come across goats climbing trees to eat Argan fruit.. Here, you have the option to visit a women's co-operative where they produce Argan oil. We will arrive Essaouira around 11 am and start exploring the city.


Essaouira is an exotic town with its fortified walls, fishing harbour and seagulls screaming over the town. It became a UNISCO's World Heritage in 2001 thanks to its 18th century fortified Medina. It was once occupied by French and Portuguese, which influenced the way it looks today.


Because of its small size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s "Jewel of the Atlantics”. Our visit includes

  • The Skala Frtress, the 18th-century seafront ramparts, along the coast to see Thuya wood carved by artisans.
  • Walk through the alleys of the Medina and view hundreds of handicrafts.
  • Visit to the Jewish headquarter, and enjoy sunset at the beach.

Overnight in your riad overlooking the beach.

Day 14: Essaouira - Casablanca

You will have free morning to enjoy Essaouira beach. Go for a walk and watch the windsurfers or go explore more of the Medina and take in this beautiful seaside town of Essaouira before saying goodbye and returning to Casablanca. Today, you will enjoy a wonderful drive along the coast stopping in seaside towns of Safi and El Jadida. Arriving Casablanca around 5-6 pm.


Overnight in a hotel in the city center or by the airport if your flight departs early next day.

Day 15: Departure

You will be transferred to the airport depending on your departure time. End of your Morocco fabulous fortnight.

INCLUSIONS

  • 15 days  private transport in an air-conditioned 4x4 or mini-van.
  • 14 nights in authentic Moroccan riads.
  • All breakfasts and few dinners as per itinerary.
  • Multi-lingual driver (guide) for the entire trip.
  • Official guides in Fes and Marrakech
  • Camel trekking through Erg Chebbi dunes along with an overnight in a Sahara camp.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Lunches.
  • Airfare (Flight Tickets).
  • Beverages (Drinks).
  • Tips for guide, drivers.
  • Travel insurance.

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